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Probable Pitchers

Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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    Nathan Eovaldi, last 3 starts
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    Nathan Eovaldi, regular season
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    Nathan Eovaldi, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Eovaldi has worked at least six innings in each of his four starts. He gave up three runs (one earned) in six innings in his last outing, vs. Seattle. The right-hander is 1-1 (2.79 ERA) in five career starts at Turner Field.

Aaron Harang, RHP
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    Aaron Harang, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Harang was lifted from Friday's start against the Mets after throwing 121 pitches over seven hitless innings. The 35-year-old veteran has carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning during two of his first four starts of this season.

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Wade Miley, LHP
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    Wade Miley, last 3 starts
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    Wade Miley, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Miley was outstanding in his last start against the Dodgers, allowing just one run on two hits in six innings. He wound up with a no-decision after Scott Van Slyke homered to tie the game in the seventh.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Samardzija has four quality starts, an impressive 1.29 ERA, yet can't get a win. The Cubs have scored four runs in his four starts. There will be plenty of hoopla pregame as the Cubs celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary.

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San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Matt Cain, RHP
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    Matt Cain, last 3 starts
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    Matt Cain, last 5 years vs. COL
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Cain has nothing to show for his last two games despite allowing one earned run over 14 innings in that span. He also walked five and struck out 16 in those games. Cain has a 3.50 ERA in three road starts.

Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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In his last outing, Chatwood forced the Phillies into 14 groundball outs and held them to two hits and one unearned run in seven innings of a home win. Chatwood also pitched well against the Giants in an earlier start.

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Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez threw his first career shutout against the White Sox on Friday and will take a 17-inning scoreless streak into this start. The Rangers are 4-0 when he's on the mound this year. Perez is 2-3 with a 5.79 ERA in five career starts against Oakland.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray scattered a career-high nine hits to the Astros on Friday but limited them to three runs in six innings. The undefeated right-hander had not given up more than one earned run in his previous three starts.

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Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Jarred Cosart, RHP
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Cosart is coming off the shortest start of his career. He recorded only one out while allowing seven runs on Friday in Oakland. He averaged six innings over his first three starts, but only threw 15 of 39 pitches for strikes Friday.

Chris Young, RHP
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After opening the season with eight shutout innings, Young allowed four runs on seven hits over three innings in his second start. He walked three batters and struck out none for the no-decision. He is 3-0 with a 3.06 ERA against Houston.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Alfredo Simon, RHP
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Simon has pitched brilliantly as a fill-in for the injured Mat Latos. He tossed six innings and gave up just one unearned run against the Cubs in his last outing, lowering his ERA to 0.86 over three starts spanning 21 innings.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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Morton had a rough outing in a 5-3 loss to the Brewers on Friday night. He surrendered five runs on eight hits in six innings of work. He struggled with his delivery, which led to some control issues.

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Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas is on a roll, going seven innings three times and eight in his other start. He hasn't given up more than two runs in a game and on Friday night against the Twins, he worked seven shutout innings.

Justin Masterson, RHP
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Following a pair of subpar outings, Masterson got things in order in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday. In 6 1/3 innings, the righty was charged with two runs on six hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Jered Weaver, RHP
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Weaver finally regained his vintage form vs. the Tigers on Friday, pitching six innings of one-run ball while giving up three hits, walking three, striking out three and recording 12 of his 18 outs in the air. It was his first win in four starts.

Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez pitched a season-high seven innings, allowed one run on four hits and struck out seven batters against the Cardinals last Friday. He retired the last 11 batters he faced.

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Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Chris Tillman, RHP
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The Orioles' ace went five innings on Friday night, picking up the win after allowing three earned runs on seven hits. Tillman has a 1.71 ERA in four games.

Dustin McGowan, RHP
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McGowan battled the extremely cold temperatures during his last start in Minnesota. He managed to last just four-plus innings, and by the end of his outing, the velocity on his fastball dropped into the 87-88 mph range.

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Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Andre Rienzo, RHP
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Rienzo is taking the place of Felipe Paulino, who went on the DL with rotator cuff tendinitis. Rienzo was 0-2 after three Triple-A starts, and worked a scoreless relief inning on Sunday against the Rangers.

Drew Smyly, LHP
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Smyly finally gets to settle into a starting routine after spending nearly three weeks in the bullpen. The rust showed in Friday's loss to the Angels, who taxed him for 82 pitches over three innings of four-run ball.

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Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey has struggled in the early going this season and lasted just 4 1/3 innings in his start against Toronto in Game 2 of a doubleheader Thursday. The right-hander gave up five runs (four earned) on four hits and five walks.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four against the O's on Wednesday to take his second loss of the season. The righty has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven of his nine career starts.

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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Michael Pineda, RHP
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Pineda has been sharp through his first three starts for New York, pitching six innings in each outing and permitting no more than one run. He beat the Red Sox on April 10, scattering four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

John Lackey, RHP
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It has been a rough few games for Lackey. He's trying to work through his troubles after surrendering at least six runs and 10 hits in consecutive starts for the first time in his career.

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets

, Citi Field
Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha took the loss Friday, in part due to sloppy defense. He allowed one earned run in seven efficient innings (93 pitches) despite three errors behind him. His cutter continues to emerge as a weapon alongside his changeup, fastball and curveball.

Jon Niese, LHP
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Niese struck out a season-high seven in his last outing against the Braves, allowing one run in six innings. More importantly for the Mets, he felt no lingering effects from the left elbow and shoulder soreness that sidelined him earlier this year.

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San Diego Padres vs. Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross made an adjustment in his delivery before his last start, vs. the Giants, using his legs more. The result? Eight scoreless innings with four hits allowed and nine strikeouts. His slider, a plus pitch, was exceptional all game.

Kyle Lohse, RHP
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Lohse became the first Brewer to reach three wins, thanks to back-to-back victories over the Pirates, against whom he's 11-2 lifetime. He also has a winning record against the Padres, going 5-4 with a 4.31 ERA in 11 starts.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Cole Hamels, LHP
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It is not official yet, but Hamels is expected to make his 2014 debut against the Dodgers. He opened the season on the disabled list as he recovered from inflammation in his left shoulder.

Zack Greinke, RHP
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He's giving up more solo homers than last year, but Greinke also is on a run of 16 straight starts of at least five innings allowing no more than two runs. He's 10-1 during the roll.

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